For Tampa Bay, many feel that they are still in desperate need of pass rush help. The recent signing of veteran defensive end Robert Ayers does nothing for the critics as they feel Ayers doesn’t bring much to the table.
That brings us to today where troubled defensive end Greg Hardy’s name continues to float around media circles. Last offseason, the Bucs were believed to be making a strong push for Hardy’s services but the team backed off as general manager Jason Licht told the Tampa Bay Times that they “didn’t feel good” about signing him. It’s safe to assume — and perhaps it is a fact — that his domestic violence situation played a major factor in that decision after they obtained more information.
Fast forward to the present and Hardy’s name is tied to as many as seven teams reportedly interested in acquiring his services even after his often on-the-field antics in 2015. There have already been some around the interwebs linking Tampa Bay to him but you can remove them from that list of interested teams as a source informs TheBayCave.com they will not be in the running for his services.
The Buccaneers continue their plan of placing high character individuals around the team’s core of players. The recent signings of impact guys like Ayers and cornerback Brent Grimes while bringing back guys like running back Doug Martin and safety Chris Conte validate the team’s direction.
And Hardy is not part of those plans.